William Miller Wallace was born at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, January 9, 1844. His parents were Lieutenant Colonel George Weed (US Army) and Susan H. (Salter) Wallace.
He was educated at Bowens and Loomis schools, Washington, DC, Georgetown, DC and Churchill's Military Academy, Sing Sing, New York. He married Alice Knight, January 18, 1871.
Wallace was appointed First Lieutenant, New York Artillery, March 29, 1864 and was honorably mustered out, May 6, 1864.
Wallace was appointed from New York, Second Lieutenant, 8th United States Infantry, October 2, 1866. Promoted to First Lieutenant, September 25, 1867. Assigned to the 6th United States Cavalry, December 15, 1870.
He was promoted to Captain, May 17, 1876; Major, 2nd United States Cavalry, November 10, 1894; Lieutenant Colonel, October 18, 1899; Colonel, 15th United States Cavalry, March 1, 1901; Brigadier General and retired at his own request after over 40 years of service, October 2, 1906.
General Wallace died on November 24, 1924 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Alice Knight Wallace (March 4, 1847-October 12, 1908) is buried with him.
William Miller WALLACE — May 6, 1895.
Brigadier General, United State Army Army (Retired). Gate Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Great-great-grandson of William BROOKE (1746-1829); Captain, Fourth Company, Third Battalion, Pennsylvania Militia, 1777; Major, Fourth Battalion, 1779; Major, Sixth Battalion, 1780; one of the Commissioners of Chester County to seize personal effects of traitors. Great-great-great-grandson of Matthew BROOKE (1719-1806); Member of the Provincial Conference of Pennsylvania, 1776, who also sent two cannon to the Council of Safety of Pennsylvania.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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